To the highly placed man, Herr Sebastian Heller,Doctor of law, and Chancellor of the Prince,Markgraf George.Grace and peace in Christ! I request something has reached your illustrious Prince or someone at the Court that I had despised the rich gift of Frankenwein (you would excuse me) . I admit my guilt and am aware that I uttered words that when this gift came it appeared to me (that it was not of much worth) for the reason that it was Frankenwein which with us has a bad reputation either because the seller or those who transport it almost no genuine or wholesome wine had been delivered to us. Yews, I would have wished that not a drop of Frankenwein had been presented to me because I was certain that this drink would not delight me. If something of that sort was related about me I request that, as much as you can, kindly pardon me. Likely it was related all too truly (narrabunt) such things were told (narrant), however I am the greatest fool (narrator) by far and have become a gross fool (narrus) in that I did not know that you Franks enjoy such a good wine and that in different areas of Franconia have such wine. So it came that after I tasted it and tried it for several days I have sung a recantation and sing it yet. Never have I drank wine which was so suitable and wholesome to my body than this distillation of this year of which I held as especially suspicious. Now I have because of that despised every wine and on this one am refreshed. I write this so that you my ingratitude which I condemn by this letter and am ashamed of you would kindly pardon; that I request very much.Beyond that I would that others who are hostile to Frankenwein should not believe everything until they first have by experience learned how it is constituted and have not based it before drinking it. Be it well with you in the LOrd and greet all of yours and especially commend me to your illustrious Prince and say to your illustrious thanks in my name after you have pardoned my ingratitude.Wittenberg on 12 Mai Anno 1538.Your Martin Luther.